Your roof can be easy to forget about, until something goes wrong.
When something does go wrong finding the right information can be difficult. That’s why we have answered some of the most common questions we receive from customers below.
How long will a new roof last?
The life of your roof depends on many different factors. The material being used on the roof is one of the biggest factors as most materials have different life spans. Other things that will impact the life of your roof include the weather in your area and any major storms that may happen. How well the owner takes care or the roof and whether there is any foot traffic on the roof will also affect the life span.
How much does a new cost?
The cost of a roof will vary as each building has its own unique needs. Some of the major factors that will affect cost are the size of the roof, what type of material is being used on the roof, the condition of the existing roof and how long the replacement is estimated to take. Your contractor will be able to work with you and give you an estimated cost of your roof based on your needs.
How do I know if my roof needs repaired or replaced?
You should look for signs that your roof needs repaired. Once you determine your roof is damaged, a contractor will be able to tell you if it can be fixed with a repair or if replacing the entire roof is the best option. Some signs you can look for to determine if your roof has damage are leaks and water stains on ceilings and walls, damage to flashing, and tears or cracks on the membrane.
Can a leak be patched, or will the roof need to be replaced?
Yes, leaks can be patched. However, patching it doesn’t always solve the root problem of the leak. You should have a contractor come in to inspect the roof to determine where the leak is and what is causing the leak. The contractor can then recommend whether the leak should be patched or if a replacement will be the best option. Another thing to keep in mind is that once a leak is patched you may need to do further repairs to fix any damage that was caused by the leak.
How do I know which type of roof is best?
The best type of roof for you will depend on several factors. A roofing contractor will be able to work with you and your needs to determine which type of roof is best for you. The type of roof a contractor may suggest will depend on things such as your budget and your geographical location as the weather in your area will be a huge factor on the type of material used. Other things include the size and shape of the roof and the whether there will be a need for walkways on the roof due to heavy foot traffic.
How long will it take to repair or replace my roof?
The length of time needed will depend on if it’s a repair or a replacement. A repair won’t take as long as it will to replace the roof. Other things that will affect time is the size of the roof and the material being used. The condition of the existing roof will also affect the time. While a full replacement of a roof can take some time, unlike other construction, roofing construction wont usually require you to shut your business down and you can continue your daily operations. You should get with your contractor to discuss how long the project will take.